We champion your civil rights. We educate. We advocate.
SAG-AFTRA’s Equity & Inclusion Department provides continuous support to its members, locals, the global labor movement, industry allies, advocacy groups and communities that share similar core visions. Our efforts ensure the existence and compliance of equal employment opportunities and mandates in all contract areas including protections for minors, protection from sexual harassment, which moves the industry towards a diverse and accurate reflection of our true American Scene.
We enforce and negotiate Non-Discrimination/Affirmative Action provisions in all SAG-AFTRA contracts to ensure that the workplace is free from discrimination and harassment. We monitor legislative and regulatory changes affecting our members’ interests and advocate on their behalf. We educate and empower members with contract and workplace rights. We advise and consult with industry professionals on issues of diversity, equal employment and non-discrimination.
Know Your Rights
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If you feel threatened or harassed on the job
SAG-AFTRA members can file a complaint with the union. Learn how.How to File a Discrimination or Harassment Complaint
Read the new Code of Conduct
As part of the new Four Pillars of Change Initiative, SAG-AFTRA released a Code of Conduct.Four Pillars of Change
Our department is committed to positively influencing the entertainment, news and media industries through Equity & Inclusion policies and committees. The star power and greater visibility enjoyed by diverse performers in front of the camera and behind the mic is a direct result of decades of activism spearheaded by individual minority groups, advocacy civil rights organizations as well as SAG-AFTRA.
SAG-AFTRA has developed a Code of Conduct to provide clear safety guidance to performers in the work environment and in the social environments attached to work (auditions, wrap parties, festivals, etc.) where harassment frequently occurs.
SAG-AFTRA has, and will continue to directly address issues that arise on sets, including shutting down a production when abuse is reported until the problem is addressed, being physically present with members to address a specific complaint, work directly with the producer when complaints arise, or to take other actions as needed.
SAG-AFTRA provides an educational platform through panels and seminars to empower performers when navigating industry workplaces.
SAG-AFTRA is working to strengthen existing laws and set new standards to better protect everyone from sexual harassment, abuse, misconduct and discrimination
SAG-AFTRA is exploring technology innovations to help track reports of harassment and abuse while maintaining anonymity and confidentiality for reporters and survivors.
SAG-AFTRA is enhancing our training programs for staff and members to ensure the utmost preparation in assisting when sexual harassment or abuse is reported.
SAG-AFTRA is working to produce public service announcements for performers and others to provide information on the Code of Conduct and their rights in the workplace.
SAG-AFTRA maintains a 24/7 hotline at 844-Safer Set. Any member who feels threatened or is experiencing a problem related to safety is connected to a union staff member who is trained to intervene, as forcefully as needed, to address the problem on set - including issues of sexual harassment.
SAG-AFTRA is partnering with the Industry Commission, the AFL-CIO, International Federation of Actors, the SAG-AFTRA Foundation and others to support victims and work to eradicate workplace harassment and assault across industries and borders.